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Shane Vereen feeling no pressure

Shane Vereen feeling no pressure

boston.com Updated Jun 17, 2013
Vereen told Boston.com that he doesn't feel any pressure filling in Danny Woodhead's old role as the team's change of pace running back.
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  • Patriots sign RB George Winn

    Patriots sign RB George Winn

    By Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff The Patriots have signed rookie running back George Winn. Winn, who is 5 feet 10 inches, 218 pounds, was not drafted out of Cincinnati but was signed by the Texans. Houston released him...
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  • Will Rob Gronkowski take a step back?

    Will Rob Gronkowski take a step back?

    ESPN.com Jun 17, 2013
    After losing 2012 starting wide receivers Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd, the New England Patriots must rely heavily on tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez in the passing game. But can the Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady count on Gronkowski t…
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  • Hopefully, Chad Johnson learned his lesson

    Hopefully, Chad Johnson learned his lesson

    ESPN.com Jun 17, 2013
    It turns out former New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson only spent one week in a Florida jail. He had his month-long sentence reduced Monday after issuing an apology to the judge, who felt Johnson’s pat on the butt to his …
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  • Jets will spend more on Tim Tebow in 2013 than Patriots will ov…

    Jets will spend more on Tim Tebow in 2013 than Patriots will over the next two seasons combined

    yahoo.com Jun 17, 2013
    New England Patriots signed quarterback Tim Tebow to a two-year contract last week worth $1.385 million that included zero guaranteed money. As noted by Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com, the New York Jets, Tebow's former team, will spend more in cash and …
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  • Monday morning one-liners

    Monday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jun 17, 2013
    Former Bills S Mark Kelso is working on improving safety in youth football. WR Brian Hartline thinks his new contract has helped push him into a leadership role with the Dolphins. The Patriots have three open spots on their roster. LB David Harris think…
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  • Teams place big bets on older players

    Teams place big bets on older players

    boston.com Jun 17, 2013
    As older players stretch out their careers, teams must make tough decisions, especially when it comes to the kind of aging franchise icons that are prominent on the Boston sports scene. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington talks about his “risk assess…
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  • Video - New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is vital to Patriots' success 00:50

    New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is vital to Patriots' success

    Jun 17
    Brian Billick breaks down New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's importance to the new-look Pats' success on offense.
  • Video - New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is vital to Patriots' success 00:50

    New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is vital to Patriots' success

    Jun 17
    Brian Billick breaks down New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's importance to the new-look Pats' success on offense.
  • Video - Gronkowski To Undergo Surgery 01:54

    Gronkowski To Undergo Surgery

    Jun 17
    Jason Taylor discusses Rob Gronkowski undergoing back surgery on Tuesday and the effect it will have on his return.

Sports Columnists

  • NFL - 49ers-Seahawks rivalry quickly grew fierce

    Jun 17
    The 49ers and Seahawks don't like each other, and that fuels the NFL's hottest rivalry, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
  • Chadiha: Seattle's Wilson faces new pressure

    Jun 17
    Of all the young star quarterbacks coming off breakout seasons, Russell Wilson has the most left to prove, Jeffri Chadiha writes.
  • Guest MMQB: Steve Gleason on his life with ALS, mission for a cure

    Jun 17
    Peter King is taking his annual vacation, and he's lined up some special guests to fill in on MMQB in the meantime. This week, former New Orleans Saints special teams standout Steve Gleason takes over.